Monthly Archives: August 2011

Not quite as far of a throwback: Groceries in 1996

Today’s fun ephemera was also a gift from my husband; it’s a pair of Sunday grocery-store circulars from January 1996. Normally, we look at what I consider “older” old stuff – 30, 40, 50 years or more. So, in this … Continue reading

Posted in It used to be... | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Spotlight on Hanover memories, Part 1: A great starter list of businesses

Ever since I last wrote about memories from the Hanover area, I’ve been receiving other thoughts from readers about stores of the past from that town. So, this week, I’m going to feature three posts – today, Friday and Saturday … Continue reading

Posted in Hanover, Local memories | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Ask Joan: 2011 back-to-school edition

Today was my daughter’s first day of sixth grade – the start of middle school in our district! In addition to that typical craziness, we also went and bought her a (used) flute tonight so she can join the band. … Continue reading

Posted in Ask Joan | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Reader photo: Scene from the rodeo

Another reader photo of an “Only in York County” sight: What: Barrel racing at the Wellsville Rodeo Submitted by: Karyl Miller of Dover Township Something interesting: Karyl writes, “From the barrel racing event at the 50th Anniversary Wellsville Rodeo. After … Continue reading

Posted in Northern/West Shore, Reader photos | Tagged | 1 Comment

Mail call: Memories of the Dallastown area from the 1920s to present

Today’s reader letter comes from Wade Kehr of York Township, who was kind enough to share his memories of the Dallastown area and his compliments to all those who have previously shared memories from around the county. He writes, “What … Continue reading

Posted in Dallastown/Red Lion, Local memories | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

A blast from the past: Flinchbaugh Wagon Unloaders ad

One great thing about having a husband who is a noted ephemera blogger with a huge collection of stuff that he’ll never have time to blog? Well, of course it’s that he gives me anything York-centric that he comes upon, … Continue reading

Posted in It used to be..., York City/Suburban | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Oh, strubbly: The fun continues

You thought you’d heard the last about being “strubbly,” or ill-kempt/disheveled, didn’t you? Then came a letter in the mail from Lorraine of York about her experiences with the word; and THEN, I got the most recent copy of the … Continue reading

Posted in Things we say | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Skillet cornbread and homemade strawberry jam: In which Joan actually cooks something

When I shared some cornmeal mush and corn pone recipes earlier this year, I got motivated to pick up some yellow cornmeal while grocery-shopping. Unfortunately, for some time after that, I wasn’t motivated to, you know, cook it into anything. … Continue reading

Posted in Joan's randomness, Things we eat | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Business memories from perhaps an unusual source: A cookbook

I received in the mail a while back a photocopy of the 1947 cookbook put out by Christ Lutheran Church of York, and my first thought was, “Wow, someone must be sending me a scrapple recipe.” It turns out, though, … Continue reading

Posted in Local memories, Spring Grove, York City/Suburban | 2 Comments

Ask Joan: Welcome back edition

As of Saturday, I officially earned my tae kwon do purple belt. We’re finished my daughter’s back-to-school shopping, and I’ve got new sneakers of my own. Life is good. What’s inside 1. Seeking location of “Toad Road” 2. York County … Continue reading

Posted in Ask Joan, Central/Eastern, Local memories, York City/Suburban | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment